Indian luxury trains are the best way to explore the tourist hotspots of the country. Indian railways have come up with an array of luxury trains which run throughout the country, taking you to the palatial palaces, mighty forts, rich flora and fauna of the country. Some of the top luxury trains of the country are:
Palace on Wheels
Destination: Delhi, Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Agra
This is one of the oldest luxury trains of India. The Palace on Wheels train gives you an opportunity to relive the royal life of the erstwhile Rajput monarchs. Every suite of the train is air conditioned and equipped with world class amenities, like, television sets, free internet, large bed draped in silk linens and a private washroom. There are two dining cars attached to the train which are decorated with rich paintings and with wall to wall carpets. The food is prepared by some of the best chefs of the country. You can enjoy both local Rajasthani cuisines and global dishes as per your choice.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Destination: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, SawaiMadhopur, Varanasi, Khajuraho
This train is an updated version of Palace on Wheels. It has more number of suites and the facilities are also more premium than that of Palace on Wheels. Every coach is deluxe and themed with a different color, ruby, pearl and sapphire. It has couple of restaurants, namely, Swaran Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. The additional feature of the train is its SPA; which means after a tiring day trip you can rejuvenate yourself with Ayurveda.
Destination: Deccan Plateau, Gujarat, Goa, Nashik, Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Kolhapur
Embark on a journey of rich cultural history with Deccan Odyssey. The train is equipped with plush rooms and a spacious conference car where you can organize commercial events and corporate meetings. The two dining cars of the train serve quintessential cuisines while the on-train gym and SPA keeps you fit even on vacation.
The Golden Chariot
Destination: Bangalore, Chennai, Mamallapuram, Puducherry, Tanjavur, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam, Alleppey, Kochi
Ride on Golden Chariot to witness the magnificent rock cut temples of South India and the spellbinding natural beauty of the backwaters of Kerala. The train has 18 thematic coaches which are equipped with modern amenities. Tourists can sink into the soft beds at the end of a long journey or satisfy their taste buds with the sumptuous food served at the dining cars. The lounge bar named Madira brings to you high quality drinks to charm up the evenings.
Destination: Mumbai, Ajanta Caves, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, Agra, Delhi
Bask in the elegance of Indian royalty at Maharaja Express. The interiors of the Maharaja Express Train are impeccably beautiful, decorated while the facilities like round the clock attendants, spacious rooms with writing desks and television sets, private washrooms with best in class toiletries makes you feel at home.
Hence, go back to the golden era of Indian culture and heritage, boarding any of these luxury trains.